Bankrupt Aquion Energy Hit With WARN Complaint

Law360, Wilmington (March 31, 2017, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Bankrupt saltwater battery maker Aquion Energy Inc., which had attracted investment support from the likes of Kleiner Perkins and Bill Gates, was hit late Thursday with class allegations that workers were laid off without the required 60-day notice when Aquion's main facility was idled.

In an adversary action filed in the Delaware bankruptcy court, former Aquion employee Bryan A. Dilascio claimed that the company violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act after closing down Aquion's main manufacturing facility, near Pittsburgh.

Mothballing the facility cost the jobs of roughly 115 employees, none of which received adequate notice of the situation, Dilascio...

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